“Rejoicing in hope”
(cf. Rom 12:12)
18 NOV –– Teens Festival
CATHÉDRALE SAINT-SAUVEUR MELKITE 10025 BD DE L’ACADIE
The Teen Festival is a lively and joyful experience that invites teens, ages 13-17, to discover or renew their relationship with Christ as well as build relationships with other young people in a safe and holy environment designed for them.
21 NOV 2023 ––
Launch: LE BIEN CACHÉ DANS LA CITÉ
in partnership with the Office de la vie consacrée, films in french
7PM, location TBD
We are delighted to unveil “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” – an all-new series that will take you on a captivating journey through the eyes of our incredible young witnesses!
About the Series: “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” is a collection of mini-documentaries that celebrate remarkable and inspiring stories observed by young people. Through their perspective, we will explore the unsung heroes of Consecrated Life and the uplifting moments that often go unnoticed in the bustling heart of our city.
Join Us for the Launch: Mark your calendars for the official launch of “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” ! We invite you to be a part of this memorable event and discover the extraordinary stories hidden beneath the surface.
24 NOV –– VIVA!
6pm-8pm: VIVA! – REUNION OF YOUTH MINISTERS AND WYD PILGRIMS
PARISH HALL OF THE CATHEDRAL : 1110 rue Mansfield (Métro Bonaventure)
Registration required for the gathering from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Come spend time with us at the parish hall of the Cathedral from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is an opportunity to bring together youth ministers, young adult leaders, and pilgrims who attended the World Youth Day in Lisbon. We’re here to reunite, share a meal (registration required), exchange stories, and celebrate the fruits of our summer pastoral activities, as well as the incredible and impactful experience of the WYD!
Then, at 8:00 PM, we will proceed to the Cathedral for the Christ the King vigil (open to all, no registration required).
24 NOV –– VIVA!
8pm: VIVA! – CHRIST THE KING VIGIL
MARY QUEEN OF THE WORLD CATHEDRAL (Métro Bonaventure)
Open to all, no registration required
The Archbishop invites you to a Thanksgiving celebration through an evening of adoration, music, prayer, and witness, led by young people, for young people. On this special occasion, Youth Ministers and WYD Lisbon Pilgrims will be blessed and commissioned by our Archbishop.
26- NOV ––Mass of Christ the King
In local parishes
It is important for young people to belong to and be involved in a community. Therefore, the concluding Mass of WYD Montréal is celebrated in the parishes.
Within the liturgy, parishes are encouraged to involve young people, to offer up their intentions and to give them a special blessing. Beyond the liturgy, parishes are encouraged to creatively celebrate the young people in their community.
For young people who are unaffiliated, this Sunday Mass may allow them to find a parish that they can call home.
Archbishop Lepine’s Letter
A prophetic initiative by St. John Paul II
Initiated by Saint John Paul II in 1984, World Youth Days (WYD) continue to “play an important part in the lives of many young people, since they offer a living experience of faith and communion that can help them meet life’s great challenges and responsibly take their place in society and in the Church”.
An international and local celebration
World Youth Days are celebrated internationally every few years. Locally, within dioceses and eparchies, they are celebrated yearly on the Feast of Christ the King in November.
WYD Montréal (WYD MTL) is an annual week-long diocesan celebration for the Archdiocese of Montreal that culminates at the Solemnity of Christ the King in late November.
I. Create an experience where young people can encounter Christ
II. Empower young people to be protagonists
“I imagined the World Youth Days as a powerful moment in which the young people of the world could meet Christ, who is eternally young, and could learn from him how to be bearers of the Gospel to other young people.”
– St. John Paul II, WYD Toronto 2002